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New Arrests in Iran as Government Steps up Repression of Independent Sugar Union – Act Now

Haft Tapeh workers call for freedom for jailed union leaders outside the courthouse

The government of Iran is stepping up its pressure against the Haft Tapeh sugar workers’ union with new arrests. While the 5 union leaders arrested in December and charged with “endangering national security” and “anti-government propaganda” still await sentencing from the trial which ended on February 17, Haft Tapeh Executive Board member Rahim Beshag was arrested by the secret police on February 22.!

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New Arrests in Iran as Government Steps up Repression of Independent Sugar Union – Act Now!
Posted to the IUF website 02-Mar-2009

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Haft Tapeh workers call for freedom for jailed union leaders outside the courthouse

The government of Iran is stepping up its pressure against the Haft Tapeh sugar workers’ union with new arrests. While the 5 union leaders arrested in December and charged with “endangering national security” and “anti-government propaganda” still await sentencing from the trial which ended on February 17, Haft Tapeh Executive Board member Rahim Beshag was arrested by the secret police on February 22.

Following a low turnout for the February 24 election to the Haft Tapeh “Islamic Labour Council” ordered by the Ministry of labour, security forces struck again on February 28 by arresting communications officer Reza Rakhshan. Both men’s homes were raided and their computers confiscated. The charges have not been made public.

Escalating repression against the Haft Tapeh workers has been accompanied by reports of new harassment against other independent trade union and labour rights activists, presumably to create a climate of fear in advance of May Day and the presidential elections scheduled for June 12. International pressure is urgently needed to press the government to free all the Haft Tapeh leaders. CLICK HERE to send a message to the Iranian state and judicial authorities, calling on them to immediately and unconditionally drop all charges against the Haft Tapeh union leaders.

You can also send a message to the Iranian embassy or diplomatic representation in your country – or pay them a visit! A complete list of embassies/consulates is available here, and you can generally find e-mail addresses by searching the internet for the individual representation in your country.

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